On your back with your racks
And the stacks as your load
In the back and the racks and the stacks are your load
In the back with your racks

from Bon Iver – Re: Stacks Lyrics on Rap Genius


It is debatable but I feel like he is referring to chopping wood. It is endless work and extremely monotonous. He is getting nothing from all the labor he has put in. He is doing it simply because it is what he has always done. Its “back braking work”

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